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Sheriff’s deputies involved in two wrecks over four days

No one was seriously injured in this wreck Saturday afternoon involving a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department police cruiser. Tuesday afternoon, there was another crash involving a different sheriff’s deputy. For the second time in four days, a Whitley Coun...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017

Friday morning crash sends four people to hospital

A Friday morning accident north of Williamsburg sent four people to the hospital, including two young children, but police say the wreck likely would have been a lot worse if everyone hadn’t been properly restrained in their vehicles. The crash happened about 9:38 a.m. near the...
Posted On 05 May 2017

Stolen car pulled from Laurel Lake Tuesday morning

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies are still working to determine how and why a car was rolled off of High Top boat ramp into Laurel Lake Tuesday morning. Deputies and Woodbine Search and Rescue were called to the scene off of U.S. 25W about 11 a.m. after a witness saw the car...

Two remained jailed after police pursuit

A Williamsburg man remains in jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond after allegedly leading police on a vehicle pursuit in a stolen car last week that he allegedly drove onto a sidewalk where he nearly hit a pedestrian, according to police. “This was the wildest vehicle pursu...
Posted On 03 May 2017

Motorist assist leads to meth trafficking arrest

A motorist assist last week lead a Whitley County Sheriff’s deputy to arrest two people on drug related charges, including one man for drug trafficking. Deputy Jonas Saunders charged the driver, Eric M. McKiddy, 32, of Williamsburg, with first-degree trafficking methamphetamine...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

Sheriff’s deputies help rescue woman from vehicle stuck in flood waters

A Whitley County woman had to be rescued Wednesday morning after her vehicle got stuck in waist deep water on Highway 11. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses that Monica Manning didn’t realize that water was over the roadway when she drove into it about 8:30...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017

High speed chase ends after bogging down in mud

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies got a bonus Monday night as a high speed chase in the Corbin area ended with the suspect’s car bogged down in the mud and the interior littered with meth precursors and an active meth lab. Deputies arrested the driver, Brian Ray Kidd, 30, and the...

Update: More signs point to body in river being missing Ohio man

It is beginning to look more and more likely that a body recovered from the Clear Fork River Monday morning is that of a missing Ohio man, who disappeared near the state line earlier this year. Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell said that officials believe there is a “strong...
Posted On 17 Apr 2017

W’burg man allegedly intoxicated when he struck deputy’s police cruiser, one other car

A Williamsburg man was allegedly driving while intoxicated when he sideswiped two cars Friday afternoon, including one Whitley County Sheriff’s Department police cruiser. Suffice it to say, he is facing criminal charges. Fortunately no one was injured. Williamsburg Police Sgt....
Posted On 08 Apr 2017

Routine traffic stop leads to meth bust

A routine traffic stop Monday evening in the Canadatown community resulted in the arrest of a Williamsburg man on methamphetamine related charges. About 10 p.m., Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders conducted a traffic stop along Nannie Hubbard Road of a white 2001...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017